Why Nigeria’s Poverty Alleviation Program Fail – Robinson Uwak

Former member of the House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak, has highlighted why poverty alleviation programs in Nigeria often fail. He points to inadequate data collection and ineffective implementation as the main culprits.

Uwak raised concerns about the significant poverty and inequality levels in Nigeria, emphasizing that they pose threats to national security, stability, and unity.

He stressed that poverty alleviation should be seen as a development policy rather than a charity project, as this would make the programs more effective and sustainable.

These remarks come at a time when Nigeria has been labeled as the country with the highest poverty rate globally in 2023, with data showing that 71 million people live in extreme poverty and 133 million experience multidimensional poverty out of a population of 214 million.

Uwak acknowledged President Bola Tinubu’s efforts in distributing resources more equitably but called for a more sustainable approach to poverty reduction.

He expressed deep concerns about the poor standard of living, high unemployment rates, and low wages in the country, emphasizing the need for collective action to address these issues and urgently restructure poverty reduction strategies in Nigeria.

Uwak’s statements highlight the pressing need for effective changes in how Nigeria tackles its poverty crisis.

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